What is the difference between the standard color palette and the other color palettes?
For all vinyl products there are 10 standard colors available. These 10 colors represent the most common and most readily available color options. Polycarbonate products are only available in clear and the 10 polycarbonate colors. All vinyl colors in palettes B, C, D, and Wildwood are considered specialty colors and are made-to-order.
What if I need to order a length other than the options displayed?
If you need to order a custom length please contact Customer Service for more information. Custom length items may be subject to minimum orders and are non-returnable.
Do you offer custom color matching?
Yes, we are able to match your custom color. The requirements for a custom color match vary depending on the product line, quantity and desired lead time. Contact Customer Service for more information.
Will I be notified when my order ships?
Yes, you will receive an email with your carrier and tracking information on the day that your order is shipped.
Using the correct plans and layout guides, determine the location of the top of the wall guard. Using a chalk line, snap a line along the wall 1/8” below the desired height to locate the top of the aluminum retainer.
Once the wall guard is laid out, mark any required cuts to each aluminum retainer and cut to correct length. See Cutting Adjustment and Schedule (Page 4) for adjustments to the aluminum retainer length that are required for end caps, inside corners, and outside corners. Refer to Minimum Layout Configurations (Page 4) for additional information concerning spacing and minimum wall guard length requirements. For any corners that are not 90° the aluminum retainer should be miter cut to accommodate the corner. NOTE: All cuts must be square and deburred.
Select a section of the aluminum retainer. Mark the locations for the anchor holes on the retainer, centering the anchor holes along the center channel of the retainer. Anchors are spaced 16” O.C. MAXIMUM with an anchor a maximumof 3″ from the end of the retainer. Drill the anchor holes through the retainer at the marked locations. Repeat this step for each retainer. If necessary adjust spacing to accommodate studs. Use a #15 (.180”) drill bit for #8 fasteners, or a #7 (.201”) bit for #10 and 3/16″ fasteners. NOTE: Drill point fasteners may be used without pre-drilling the aluminum retainers on drywall installations having a continuous metal backing channel or studs.
Begin installation of the aluminum retainers at corners allowing for the molded accessories. Use the appropriate accessory as a spacing template. To install the aluminum retainer, align the top of the retainer with the chalk line on the wall and fasten the retainer to the wall using the hardware listed below.
Drywall Installation: Fasten aluminum retainer to the wall using hardware listed below. If it is necessary to install fasteners in locations where there is no backing channel or stud, use the pre-drilled aluminum as a template to mark and drill the wall for Toggler® brand toggle bolts or plastic Alligator® inserts in accordance with the instructions provided with the hardware.
Masonry Installation: Using the pre-drilled aluminum retainer as a template, mark and drill the wall to accept plastic Alligator® inserts or for 3/16” Tapcon® or similar fastener. Drill the holes in accordance with the instructions provided with the hardware.
Drywall with metal backing channel – #8 or #10 drill point drywall screw or #8 or #10 drill point pan head or hex washer head sheet metal screw.
Drywall without a stud or backing channel – Plastic Alligator® insert with a #8 or #10 pan head or hex washer head sheet metal screw or a 3/16″ Toggler® brand toggle bolt with a pan head machine screw.
Masonry – Plastic Alligator® insert with a #8 or #10 pan head or hex washer head sheet metal screw or a 3/16” hex head Tapcon®.
Install end caps and outside corners as required. Use a flat washer at the molded components mounting tabs to prevent damage to the molded part caused by excessive tightening of the fastener. Then cut (if required) and place the impact bumper to the center of the aluminum retainer and snap into place. Note: The impact bumpers should be 1” short of the end of the retainer on both sides to allow for the end caps and corners to fit properly.
Measure between the molded accessories, cut the vinyl cover accordingly. Miter cut the vinyl cover for all angles not accommodated by the molded accessories. All cuts must be square and deburred.
Place the vinyl cover along the bottom of the appropriate aluminum retainer, pushing upwards along the length of the cover snap it into place on the aluminum retainer.